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of medical distress and were taken not to be checked out. baltimore city police are investigating a suspicious death in downtown baltimore. just after 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a possible shooting on the 300 block of south charles street. it found an adult male with trauma to his upper body. the victim later died at the hospital. so far, detectives have not been able to find any evidence to indicate that a shooting occurred at the scene could and autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death maryland state police are searching for a driver who they say hit a man on the ramp from i-7 to the inner loop of the beltway and kept going. -- i guess 70 to the inner loop of the beltway and get going. he was standing next to his disabled vehicle this morning. he was struck by a passing vehicle that did not stop at the scene. there is no information or a description of the striking vehicle. police are asking anyone who might have information to call them. police officers in the eastern district of baltimore city spent the day getting to know residents the pro
of the traffic with mike massco. >>> talking about baltimore city, impacted with the water main break from last week. expect tie ups, especially around light street. we will keeping an eye on 895, issues with the long-term construction, that's going to wrap up next month. 895 northbound, they are working on the bridge. by mid august that should be all taken care of. 69 a, ramp towards the westbound, route 372, going to give you problems this morning. we will talk about your traffic, coming up in a little bit. >>> 7 days in the darks one baltimore county community had to deal with. we will have a live report on what they are saying was the problem. and the latest on the timeline, detours and progress of baltimore's light street water main break. you are waking up to what is new in maryland. you nied power, you never know how much you need it until it's gone. june 29th, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands in the area. one community says the thing could have been avoided. linda so is live to explain. these people say this comes down to the trees. >> reporter: that's right. trees on this ro
. >> was the recording of an arrest at the center of the dispute between this man and a baltimore city police department. at the incident, officers attempted to arrest a woman, she is on the ground with a bloody nose. police claim she is intoxicated and assault the dimon have a ticket counter. video turns up on youtube. >> the police officers saw he was recording and they surrounded him. the strong armed him into giving up his farm. the deleted all of the video including many videos of his young son. >> the aclu sued baltimore city police and now the aclu wants all police departments to set guidelines explaining citizens have their right to record the actions of officers. they also want officers to receive training so that they know the policy. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record police officers to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police released a general order j16, a collective stance following lessons learned from the past. >> it basically outlines citizens have a right to videotape in a public place as long as
and nearly half of them are presidents of baltimore city or baltimore county. be sure to drink plenty of water and check in on vulnerable neighbors. residents n anne arundel county are being urged to conserve water today. in mandatory water restriction for the next 24 hours. due to the extreme heat and the water main break in downtown baltimore. the water main broke was built in the late 18 80s. the department of public works thinks it will take three weeks to complete the repairs. nearby businesses have been impacted by those repairs. >> that has been a difficult situation because they are running late. knowing that they are dealing with that situation then than it has been a challenge. >> aboveground pipes are providing water to the businesses in the area. the problem downtown is another example of the challenge of repairing and replacing an aging water system that is getting older. it was the 480th time this year that a pipe has broken in the system. a report published this year as the make a trillion dollars will be required to update the drinking water system of the country. >> t
... baltimore city... baltimore county... carroll county... howwrd county... harfood ccunty... the recovery continues. friday's massive storms a million b-g-e customers without powee. power. joel d. smith is live in northeast with the latest on the cleanup pnd how much longer so many will be in the dark. good morning joel . &pjoel d. (ad lib) schools, businessess traffic lights.... you name it, so many are still feeling theeresults of those nasty storms, and t lookk like it will take the rest of the week to restore power to aal. in so maay areas,,here's the storr now... ddwned trees still littering roads anddand backyards. power linee didn't staad a chhnce. b-g-e crews have estored power to more cussooers.... buu still nearly 250 thousand remain without power this morning. restooe power, to more oo an endurance test now.... and bareable. 3 2044 just sitting in thee basement..... hoping it will come back oo soon. 3040 it was a bit of a maze phougg, so many trees nooked down... gotten better each day. day..- 42 baltimore county public school buildings are without power and will be c
.s. department of justice got involved. a man and a baltimore city police department. a man was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing the jobs out in public to keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is the lumber an issue. there released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. if any of lizard breaks the guy like, they faced department sanctions. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. ravens training camp officially begins later today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. keith mills will have more on training camp coming up on sports. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. the first u.s. catholics learned his fate today. >> a pencil player mayor could be in contempt of court -- a pennsylvania mayor could be in contempt of court. ♪ ♪ ♪
problems that are continues in baltimore city. east monument closed between wolfe street and patterson park avenue because of that sink hole. take orleans street or madison avenue for that matter. also we have a closure west franklin and park heights remains closed between violet and omen. watch out for that water main break that has two right lanes blocked, east lombard at light street. things are moving along just fine on the west side of the beltway. for instant traffic updates any time you can always count on us at wjz.com. don, back to you. >> thank you . >>> here's what people are talking about this morning. the search continuing for the man who kidnapped vie ripken earlier this week. police have new clues in the case. mike schuh is live with the story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. if there's ever a crime in public one of the first thing police look for is surveillance photos. in this case they have them. >> look, here's the man police say kidnapped vie ripken at gunpoint from the garj -- garage of her home. . >> he was wearing a white shirt, a long white shirt, blu
online at wbaltv.com. a baltimore city police detective is off the force tonight after admitting to stealing groceries. just the latest piece of troubling news being followed from the city police department. prosecutors claim that in march, darlene early's daughter ran at nearly four hundred dollars for the groceries for only about $100 for her mother, as a security guard watched the transaction. early was required to resign today after admitting that that. city fire chief james clack says he is serious about negotiating a raise for firefighters yesterday. a contract extension with an 18% salary hike for him was approved. it sparked outrage from union members said their latest contract offer amounts to a decrease in the galerie -- in the hourly rate. >> if the firefighters don't get a raise next year, i will donate my whole race to the fire foundation, which is a non- profit that goes to benefit firefighters who are injured or killed in a line of duty. >> the latest offer on the table would move firefighters to the three-shift system where the average work week would be 56 hours
of those can be strong, especially north and west of town. >> baltimore city police are awaiting autopsy results that could give them more information about a body found over the weekend. officials say the decomposed body of a woman was found sunday afternoon in north baltimore in the charles village area. police say there are no signs of foul play or forced entry. officials say the autopsy should be released later this week. a man that used to work of several maryland hospitals is accused of affecting -- infecting at least 30 people in a new hampshire hospital with hepatitis c. he is accused of stealing powerful and aesthetics, injecting himself, and then refilling the syringes with saline. they relate to use on patients. he worked at the baltimore veterans medical center, john hopkins hospital, and maryland general from 2008 until 2010. those hospitals will notify patients who might have been exposed, with instructions for follow-up. new rules go into effect today for abortion clinics in maryland. clinics will have to allow -- apply for licenses and will have to abide by stricter guide
dot com--lash-foxbaltimore and on twitter.... "at fox baltimmre". agaii.. it all star. baltimore city fire chief jjmms clack says he may donate his recent pay hike to charity. given to clack by the mayor ee-3 has come under fire---- for it's bad timing.... hile the ccty closee fire houses and rasies health insurance premiums for fire fighhers.nnw clack ssys he wiil donate he foundation...... if rank aad file ffre fighters re not given the same increase in pay mayor has dfended the ct.the raise..... citing a steep decrease in city fire deaths under clack's leadership. thousands of dollars injecting dancers with silicone.... appeared in federal court to be sentenced.feddral prosectors say the woman actually uued super glue..... to keep the non-medical silicone froo leaking out. out.crime and jussice reporter joy lepola live outside the federal courthouse here the joy?ence was uss handed down. kimberly smedley was sentenced to hree years. in federal court.incue:agologized for her action over an 8 ear period.... the east coast injecting wooen often secretly meet with d custome
in northwest baltimore city and northwest baltimore county. last night's storm knocked down trees that knocked out part of the sanitation system. people in those areas tonight are still being urged to conserve water. >> it takes a lot of time to refill those tanks, so people who start getting water in the southern part of the system, areas like pikesville, they need to refrain from using that water. >> that's kurt cokier with bpw. he expects everything will be back in order tomorrow morning. the power problems also forced several businesses to close, including lots of gas stations in maryland, people having to hit one after another gas station that were shut down. i heard of one gas station that had a 20 minute wait for gas today, 70 cars in line at one time. all day long, viewers have been sharinging incredible videos and pictures of the storm. here's a look at more of them. >> reporter: incredible lightning and scary winds lead to widespread storm damage on the streets of maryland like this one. some trees fell on homes. this homeowner was asleep when a huge tree crashed into his bedroom roo
cigarettes the average price is now more than $5 a pack. >>> new, baltimore city will receive seven and a half million dollars of a 175 million-dollar settlement with wells fargo over accusations it discriminated against minorities, in violation of fair labor laws in 36 states. baltimore filed the suit in 2008 because of the subprime lending practices targeted minority neighborhoods in the city. >> if you are african american or latino, you are more likely to be placed in a subprime loan or pay more for the mortgage loan though you are qualified and deserved better treatment. >> they have agreed to commit to lending more than 400 million in baltimore city for the next five-years with more than 100 million for low and moderate income residents. >>> new report showed foreclosures are up from 26% from the end of last year. california based report says that one in 300 homes in foreclosure in maryland. they report there is about a 8% drop from this time a year ago. >>> that pit bulldog rolling in maryland is on hold after the court ruled that pit bull owners would be liable if the dog
...it will not reduce revenue...from a future casino in baltimore city.(tarrant) "we'd like to see some additional dollars come from off the top to go towards school construction for baltimore city public schools."(rydell) "but some lawmakers say the complex gambling bill should not be forced through the general assembly in a two or three day special session in the middle of summer."(carter) "to me, there's no reason that we can't wait and handle it with other business during regular session and have it on the 2014 ballot."but gambling supporters...say to wait two more years...would then put maryland far behind other states...which already.... offer live table games. that's why they wantthe gambling issue debated...next month. john rydell, fox 45 news...late edition. lawmakers... have been... told... to... set aside... the week of... august 6th.../ for... the... session. 3 a goodwill mission turns into an international incident. how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just enraged an entire how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just eight hours. common sense says, let's
assembly to expand gambling. the governor met last week with a group of baltimore city lawmakers to discuss the idea. several delegates oppose another casino at the national harbor in prince george's county.they're worried it will take money away from a future casino in baltimore city.they say if the national harbor casino is approved... they want some of the revenue to help repair city schools. (tarrant) "we've got the oldest infrastructure in the state of maryland... because it's too hot in our classrooms."3 classrooms." our classrooms." classrooms." the governor is expected to make the announcement later this week. the maryland lottery is breaking sales record... for the á15th straight year.áwe're learning the agency generated 1-point-79 billion dollars in non- casino sales... in fiscal year 2012. it also contributed 556-million to the state's general fund also a record. that's the largest revenue ever gained by the state lottery in the agency's history. repairs continue along light street ... one week... after that massive water main break that disrupted downtown baltimo. baltimor
even less than the power company. 3baltimore city fire chief &pjames clack says he may donat hii recent pay hike to charity. charity.the two percent raise givennto clacc by the mayor has come under fire---- for it's bad ttming.... while the city closes fire companies and preeiums ffr fire fighters.now plack says he will donate the raise to the baltimooe firee foundation...... if rank and given the same increase in payy in their next contract.the mayor has dfended the decrease in city fire deaths under lack's leadership. wells fargo has agreed to pay 175 million dollars to settle a pricing discrimination suit. suit.baltimore city sued the mortgage giant for subprime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods.the lawwuit claiis they steered black and hispanic borrowers into bad loans... resulting in mass foreclosures. "iq:people with similar qualifications should be treated similarly.... oo: not the color of their skinn" skin." 3 under the landmark eal, wells fargo will pay the city 7.5 millions dollars. the rest ill go toward compensation for borrowers and direct down paymen
're on lake charles -- lake charles and -- lake avenue in the city. baltimore city has more than 14,000 people still without power. this road behind me is closed down because a few blocks down you have a number of downed trees sitting on power lines. i talked to some staff by patrols. their job is to make sure nobody comes down this road. they will babysit this area until crews come down here to clean up the maess. the number of power outages continues to shrink daily. for those without power, that number is not soon enough. 56,000 customers are still in the dark. one community in baltimore county, residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity or know how water. they said is been so frustrating. myi'm having to go to niece's house to shampoo my hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. i'm running out of batteries. >> b.g.e. tells us they will continue to work through putting up the power and they expect to have resolved hopefully by this weekend. live in baltimore, nadia ramdass, wb
&baltimore city fire chief james clack says he mmy donate his recent pay hike to charity. charityythe two percenn raise given to claak by the mayor has come nder fire---- for it's bad timing.... while the rasies health insurance preeiums ffr fire fighters.now clack says he ill donate the raise to the baltimore fire foundation...... if rank and file fire fighters are not given the same increase in pay in their next contract.the raise..... citing a steep decreaae in city fire deathss under clack's leadershii. new toniggt... tonight...a baltimore city police officer who stole groceries from this food depot on belair road in northeast baltimore...haa been asked to &presign from the police force. investigators saa thaa in intentiinally under-charged her mother - detective darlene early - by about 300 dollars. both of them pled guilty.both oo them receeved probation before judgement.early also hassto re-pay the store. baltimore city police need finding the person in this sketch.the suspect is wanted for trying to sexually assaalt a oman near the intersection of liberty heights and wabash
to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you accept a raise when you told there members there is no money? happy new except to raise? >> in addition, the mayor will also request that james clack received a contract extension. >> a police officer sentence for his role in a kickback scheme. jaime lugo referred accident victims to majestic telling shoppers -- towing shop. now to another state. the man who fell off a boat in cecil county has died. he was from pennsylvania and cleaning his bow when the accidentat lee fell overboard. -- he was cleaning his boat when he fell over. >> the owner of several liquor stores have been invited to a meeting to discuss rezoning of their establishments. they want to phase out liquor sales. violent crime tends to cluster around neighborhood liquor stores. the zoning change would affect about 100 stores. >> people that are brought up in that environment is not going to change because there is no liquor store. to pinpoint a liquor store as being the problem for people's bad behavior is wrong. >> the planning director says the c
in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randallstown. expected to feel pretty sticky to star
an accident to tell you about in baltimore city. right an pulaski highway at crescent street. parkville here at harford road everything up to speed. nothing to get in your way this morning. that will be the same case over on the west side of the beltway as we check in and take a live look actually first let's look in parkville. no problems getting up to # 83. and here's what the west side looks like at baltimore national pike. you'll notice everything nice and clear here as well and traffic picking up in the area right around the outer loop at liberty road though. only 95 as we pull up the drive times no concerns in white marsh, four minute trip from 43 down to the beltway. 95 nice and clear from the fort mchenry tunnel. from the beltway to the toll plaza eight minute ride and 83 no problems whatsoever on the jfx from the beltway to east fayette street 11 minute ride. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> today drivers in baltimore county will have four new speed cameras to worry about and remember this. you can see the locations on your screen -- now the cameras will be active from 6:00 a.m.
closures expected in baltimore city through the course of the morning hours. certainly avoid that. let's looking at the beautiful shot. 695 showing us all clear and we will be talking more about the traffic and your weather together that's in less than ten minutes now onto you. >>> it's supposed to be a night of fun and celebration for fans of the film series batman. a big premier 12:01 friday night. many people thought what they saw was all part of the show in colorado. it was not the case as a gunman kills 12. let's go to colorado for the latest on this investigation. renee. >> reporter: well, the suspect is not cooperating with police. he is lawyered up and not answering questions. that's coming from the police chief in aurora, colorado. this hearing that will happen today, we are expecting it will be brief but it's the first time we see and hear from the suspected shooter. >> matt mcquinn. makalea medics. ver onicca oiz. >> reporter: one by one a city mourner promising never to forget those who died ann an emotional vigil. the community came together to grieve. >> tonight we reach
. here is sarah. ." >> good morning. we have closures in the city on light street between baltimore and lombard. we check air speed sensor on 95, at 62 miles per hour -- we check our speed sensor. it will take you 10 minutes to travel south on 95 from the beltway down towards 32. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on greenspring, very light volume on the inner loop towards the j.f.x. no problems to report on the j.f.x. into town. we are tracking a smooth ride down towards the beltway on 795. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the suspected gunman in the theater shooting in colorado will make his first court appearance today. >> president obama was among those offering words of comfort. >> hallie jackson is live in our washington bureau. >> the president focused on the victims. he remembered their lives and their stories. ♪ balloons floated skyward at a vigil to remember 12 people killed in colorado. >> veronica sullivan. >> we will remember. >> the youngest, a little girl just 6 years old. some carried white roses. >> ♪ i once was lost >> family members of th
the alarm off. we also learned this afternoon that a baltimore city firefighter was rushed to the hospital battling a blaze in east baltimore. he suffered burns to his hand. at last check, the firefighter had been released and is off duty for the time being. the crew did get the flameout rather quickly. commissioner bielefeld has a few more days before he is officially retiring from the pores. with a proper baltimore first pitch today. he says the of honor. he's a the looking forward to retirement but he will miss his job. >> it's a bittersweet. 31 years in the city. everyone has treated me well. the people of baltimore have always taken great care of me and i tried to take great care of them. >> his last day on the job as wednesday. 100 days until election day and the candidates are wasting no time. for romney, a week of foreign interaction. what he had to say about jerusalem and iran. following more breaking news >> a woman critically injured in the colorado shooting has suffered a miscarriage. she is recovering from surgery but that the trauma caused the miscarriage. she may be paralyze
. >> protesters rallied against proposed tax breaks for the superblock project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the project. the waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the dispute between the mayor and joan pratt continues. pratt contends she is circumventing the procurement process using the phone equipment. >> what do i want a response to her comment. the contract saves the city money. >> in motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was -- >> the attorney for julius henson wants his client released from jail. his attorney filed a request citing the health of henson's mother. he is serving a 60-day jail sentence. a judge has denied that request. -- will learn the before the findings are release, at several key figures are defending themselves in the court of public opinion. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jock, some 08 another verdict. >> the mandate is clear. >> and state hired louis free -- ree. state hired louis fo >> this examination will look into any gaps and -- >> the
remains in the cecil county jail on the $200,000 bond. >>> baltimore city fire chief jim clack makes the decision regarding his controversial pay raise. his new contract gives him an 18% salary jump by 2018. the move has caused an uproar in the fire union since it comes as some firecompanies are being closed. today, chief clack says that firefighters do not get their pay raise, he will donate his to the city fire department's fire foundation. >>> well, we are enjoying another day of beautiful weather. lots of sunshine, with some scattered clouds. not too hot out there. just really perfect. meteorologist tim williams is updating our first warning conditions. >> >> we are looking at high pressure solidly in control in our forecast. but we have rain not too far from the south. but what that means is that clouds have been cast in our direction as a result of all of that shower activity and storms. all along that stationary front. that front was our friend. it's the front that changed all of our dynamics from the 100- degree temperatures a week ago. but it stalled to the south. clouds and
decades on the baltimore city police force. but now an officer is forced to resign in disgrace. mary is in the newsroom with more on this case. >> reporter: the detective and her daughter both pleaded guilty today to theft. police sayanderson undercharged her mother. as she brought groceries at this food depot. a security officer spotted what was going on and alerted managers. today, early received probation judgment. early must serve three months probation. >>> anderson received six months supervised probation. air a woman who injected potentially deadly substances. wjz is live in federal court. mike hellgren with more on the sentence and reaction to it. mike? >> vic, she says she was just trying to feed her family and told the judge she accepted responsibility. in addition to those three years, she get a $25,000 fine, far less than the $2 fifty,000 fine the government wanted. can't say anything. >> she said she was just trying to get people to feel better about themselves. never realizing the danger. federal prosecutors say it was industrial grade. the kind used in paint and furnit
, wbaltv.com. it is now official, the baltimore city fire chief is getting a good sized pay raise in the contract extension. this is much to the dismay of the city firefighter union and at least to the elected officials. let's go live to city hall tonight for more on that story. >> the chief will get an 18% increase in pay, but let's put this in perspective. it will happen over the duration of his five-year contract. you have to give the fire chief credit for this fire deaths since 1938. he's established operation care to cut down on residents using ambulances as taxis and moving the fire department to a new computer dispatch system. >> our record of fire safety and the work he is doing is being recognized. >> the chief will receive a 18% raise in pay over the next five years. his current salary is more than $161,000 a year. the contract extension generated vigorous debate and protests at the city board vestments meeting. >> this increase is not negotiated with local 960. >> [inaudible] >> the firefighters' union zero did on the pay increase. comes as three fire companies face clo
is being transformed for an international soccer match. >>> baltimore city neighborhood. from city blight to city bright. i'm pat warren, coming up on eyewitness news. the legacy of william donald schaefer. >> it's definitely a hit to my dignity. >>> i'm adam may. the growing calls to raise minimum wage. that's coming up. >>> watching for storms. what's in store for the rest of the week? don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is overcast with storms in the region and 89 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. there are growing calls across the country and right here in maryland to raise the minimum wage. today, struggling families take on politicians, deadlocked in how to fix the economy. adam may has more on the impact and the debate. hi, adam. >> hi, kai. yeah, over the last few years, politicians have been at odds over how to fix the economy. and meanwhile, the working class has become the working poor. >> reporter: baltimore packed city hall. brses bruce gross recently lost his constr
. closures in the city along light street between baltimore and lombard street. mount royal is closed from north avenue to charles street. that is in advance of artscape. 50 at sandy point approaching the bay bridge, not much in the way of delays. flowing smoothly to and from the eastern shore. southbound traffic is building. not tracking any significant at the key bridge or of the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. our big story continues to be the water main break downtown. >> if you travel downtown, it might want to remember the closures for the next couple of weeks. jennifer franciotti joins us with the latest. >> it is affecting foot traffic and people who live and work in the area. several businesses lost water because of the water main break. other businesses are affected by the closures in general. light street is shut down between baltimore street and lombard. drivers have been forced to take alternate routes. >> normally it is fine. this is ridiculous. >> the try to go down and there's a traffic jam. >> the water main that broke was built in the
million dollars to settle a pricing discriminationnsuit. suit.baltimore city sued the mortgage giant for subprime lendiig practices targeting minority neighborhoods.the lawssit claims they steered blackkand hispanii borrowers into bad loans... resulting in mass foreclosures. "iq:peopll with similar qualifications should be the color of their skin." 3kin." 3&under the landmarkkdeal, wells fargo will pay the ciiy 7.5 millions dollars. the rest will go toward compensation for borrowerr and direct doon payment assistance for discrimination victims in neiggborhoods that were hit hard by the housing crisis. a woman who made hundreds of thousands of dollars njecting dancers with silicone... has innprison..federal prossctors s say the woman actualll ussd super glue..... to kkep the non-medical silicone from llaking out out kimberly smedley left members. over an 8 yeer period.... smmdley traveled up and down the east coast injecting wmen with illigal silicone. records showw pmedley would often secretly meet with customee... in hotee rooms. one cleint however from baltimore ended up in t
to reduce speed on wet roads. and baltimore city, a man was shot multiple times after 3:00 this morning on west belvedere ave. he was hit in the face and body in taken to an area hospital. detectors are asking anyone to contact the northwest precincts. the nation's largest free arts festival is in full swing. it usually brings in 300,000 people. this weekend rainy weather put a little damper on the crowd. we are live with an update. you are staying dry, write? >> if you want to come down, it is a pretty good time. the rain has held off. it has been a pretty wet day out here today. even the organizers and amid the crowd numbers are down because of the brain. exactly how low, we do not know. we know it has not affected the quality or quantity or the past few days. books have had their umbrellas and jacket handy. people have told us that this rain is a welcome relief compared to the oppressive heat and humidity that has become a staple over the past several years. >> we love the creativity. the rain does not stop us. we love being out. >> the are to get better every year. >> there's always
just taken the test to become a baltimore city police officer. environmental officials at fort detrick say the army has no plans to post warning signs of potential chemical contamination in surface water near carroll creek. you're looking at video from last year during an 18-month investigation into possible cancer cases linked to previous chemical contamination. groundwater samples recently taken from area wells revealed higher levels of chemicals than what is accepted under federal drinking water standards. but officials say contamination isn't a health concern ....because people aren't drinking the water. 3 the ncaa is about to take unprecedented action against the penn state football program. aaday after the school decided to take down the famous statue of joe paterno.... many fans fear the ncaa is going to take down the entire program. program. joel d. smith is live in fell's point with reaction to the statue coming down, and a look at how tough the sanctions may be. good morning joel d.... (ad lib) patrice, penn state has the largest alumni association in the country...
wants to rewrite the rules on social media. >> the latest heated battle in baltimore city's fire department is over twitter and what firefighters can and can't post on social media. it comes after some criticism of the mayor and chief online, including con controversy over the chief's pay raise when fire documents are closing. one tweet said, save yourself, there's no medics but you can call the mayor on the video phone. the department says the new guidelines are not to effect free speech. >> simply to establish concise guidelines and bount bound -- boundaries for which our members are communicate concerns. >> still the firefighters union is troubled enough that they're meeting with lawyers and the department next week. >> that's our main concern is firefighters are protected. that's our only concern. >> i want to make sure our remembers are covered -- members are covered. >> the employees can face punishment in limited situations. the maryland general assembly that says you do not have to share your user names and passwords with your employers. >> it's like tapping a phone and l
are being becoming the working poor. >> reporter: baltimore city hall, packed with people demanding raise in minimum wage. bruce gross recently lost his construction job. now he's raising his twin boys and daughter on $7.25 an hour. >> i can't even raise my kids or my family on that type of money. i have to go through months of deciding whether to pay bills or get food. >> reporter: current minimum wage is $7.25. part of rebuild america act, which calls for infrastucture to create new jobs. partially paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> we're struggling to get to the middle. and i feel like they should be thinking, oh, how can we help? >> reporter: there's no question, middle class families are falling behind. their salaries have increased 35% in the last foury decade -- four decades, while the wealthiest has seen a 278% increase. >> it is absolutely destroying the very health of our democracy. >> cindy walsh is an activist. >> we will continue to see if if this if we do not put our foot down to the idea of free market and globalization being the answer to domestic
. >> there needs to be art and music in every school in baltimore city. not only that, everybody doesn't have a space to do this after school thing and -- the doors need to stay hope in the school schools. >> not every school is open late and many don't have art or music as a regular part of the day. some have limited classes, others have nonef. you can draw like this, being creative is a big deal. >> art is anything that expresses just who you are, what do you do. anything. everything. they need more but ain't have it. >> reporter: programs like this fill the art gap that many schools can't fill because of funding. money from gamblelling is supposed to help as the state thinks about what to do with it in maryland people here want good art and creative kids. you need to start by growing creatist. >> social studies, art, just -- more field trips when i was going to school i went on trips. you know places. to learn more. more things, just engage them more. give them a life as far as more experience. >> reporter: if you really want to see what the art dear sir do to children and what helps th
thats striving to reach a goal." goal."daughtry had just taken the test to become a baltimore city police officer. 3 three days have now passed since the shooting at a colorado movie theatre.while 24 people remain in the hospital - we're told nine are in critical condition.the president and the community... remembering the twelve dead with togetherness and tears. craig boswell has the latest from aurora, colorado...craig? colorado...craig? (boswell on cam top)president obama spent an extended time with families this afternoon saying it is the good people that will be remembered not the perpetrator. his comments come as this community pulls together - trying to get through this.raw emotions in the public square outside aurora city hall.president obama arrived this afternoon and proceeded immediately to the university of colorado aurora hospital to meet with the families of the twelve people that were killed.later, expressing his sorrow for a shaken community suffering an overwhelming loss.obama says: "had a chance to visit with each family / give folks some
's all on wbaltv.com. click on olympics. >> here this morning, a saturday shooting in baltimore city is now listed as a homicide. police responded it a call for shots fired in the 1400 block of poplar grove street around 2:30 saturday morning. that's where they found 30-year-old jermaine blue suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. city officers are also investigating a suspicious death in the downtown area. just after 5:00 a.m. saturday, police got word of a possible shooting in the 300 block of south charles street. once on the scene, officers found a man suffering trauma to his upper body and the unidentified victim later died at an area hospital and so far, detectives haven't found any evidence that a shooting occurred. they are now waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the city police department. >> a police officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a driver under the influence. authorities in howard county say yolanda merchanson
in baltimore city that you want to watch out for. it's going to be rice on pulaski highway at crescent street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it's 6:30 right now. and much anticipated report into how penn state handled the jerry sandusky case is going to be released today. >> abc2 news linda so is here this morning with a preview of what we can learn in a few hours. >> reporter: yeah the report could reveal who knew what and when they knew it about the sandusky dais and if they did enough to stop it. an independent group led by former fbi director has been investigating penn state's role for the past seven months, they will be released this morning at 9:00. the report is expects to reveal if former football coach joe paterno and other top penn state officials tried to hide sex abuse allegations involving sandusky. the report is expected to be up to 200 pages long and focus on school officials and the role school culture may have played in allowing the abuse to continue for so long. >> committed to ensuring that our independent investigation b
on the victim's condition. we're following breaking is at a baltimore city. police are investigating a serious shooting in west baltimore. we're told that happened about half an hour ago. homicide detectives are on the scene because of the serious nature. baltimore county police have linked a suspect in a recent burglary to a sexual assault case. ricky marion bostic tried to break into a home on thursday night. upon further investigation, detectives believe the is the same man who sexually assaulted a woman and her roommate back in may. >> we took his fingerprints and we compared them to evidence recovered from a may 24 sexual assault. the fingerprints were a match. >> he remains behind bars tonight charged with first- degree burglary and sexual offenses. anne arundel medical center officials say an electrical fire and utility closet prompted the evacuation of more than two dozen mothers and newborns. a staff members and helped to escort people out of the building. the fire was found inside a third floor utility closet. fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, but not before much of the ho
were allowed back to their homes and businesses according to baltimore city fire there were no injuries no property was damaged. >> thank you. >>> hear from business owners and residents all new at 5 and 6:00 p.m. >>> maryland man police say was planning a deadly work place attack could be held for a week before he is charged. adam may is live with more on neil prescott. >> the 28-year-old is being held involuntarily under going a psychiatric evaluation he was taken into custody friday after miscot threatened to shoot up the business. police found more than two dozen weapons inside his apartment along with thousands of rounds of ammunition they believe he was upset because he was recently let go from his job. >> thank you under law prescott can be held up to a week before charges are filed. >>> the search continues for the man who abducted vi ripken at gun point this man, kidnapped her from inside her garage last week. ripken was tied up, put into the backseat of her own car and driven around baltimore and hartford county she was not physically hurt but anybody with information, are ask
so, abc2 news. >>> 5:31 right now. search for a new baltimore city police commissioner continues. however officials from the union have already come up with a blue print for improving the department. they have come up with a plan to help cut crime and taxes. union leaders say the recent success in cutting vie will not crime could be jeopardized if the department doesn't enhance its recruits and benefits. >> if you have an fop here saying we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of the resources and taking better care of the police officers on the street who've got the job done for you over the last four or five years. >> the union has called on the department to require two years of college or military service for new recruits. the fop brought in a consulting group and compared baltimore's police department to those in other cities. >>> well, alcohol may have played a role in a deadly wrong way crash on97. one of them was kelley whitt. she was driving southbound in the northbound lane at ben field road. that shows there was a blood alcohol
and the malls they maybe located in. in the city, baltimore city police are staffing officers at all locations whether it is showing the movie or not. look for a presence at the science center downtown , the lands mark in harbor east , the challenges and rotunda in hamdon. >> it hits homes for individuals. other cities like knock have taken similar actions. we want the make shaw people have an enjoyable time and know the police are there. >> reporter: it is an increased preps police say will continue throughout this weekend. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> news of the shooting, it's everywhere, for children and adults it can be difficult to process. here are some ways to talk to you child. joce sterman picks up the team coverage tonight with the way to help them understand. it comes down to how old they ares you need to take a different approach depending on your child's age. experts say a child about fife or six, needs to be told that something happened but pains are in charge and taking care of them. you don't need to go in to a lot of detail. an older child will have a better understanding. y
the leaders in baltimore city hall have already decided. nowthe mayor is stumping... for more support.... hoping that 'a tug of the heartstrings'... will be an effective strategy. from commercial "every baby is born with infinite possibilies."mayor stephanie rawlings-blake... is now front and center - throwing her support behind the so-called maryland dream act.though the campaign commercial does not specifically mention the legislation. 06:58 "you show these beautiful little faces... do you wanna deprive them of an education."doctor richard vatz is a professor of political rhetoric. he says focusing on children as young as babiee may be an effective strategy.but doubts many maryladners will be swayed by a politician's endorsement.( from commercial) "it's right and it's fair."most voters - he believes - have already formed their own opinion on the fairness... and financial impact of the dream act.12:10 "when you're giving in-state... someobody's paying for that."critics of the law it it'll cost maryland taxpayers millions of dollars. one of the main points raised in the petition dri
numbers from bge. baltimore county has it the worse with 69,000 customers out. baltimore city and anne arundel county also hit very hard, a total of 213,000 customers are without electricity across maryland. the storm damage reaches far beyond power outages. rochelle richie and adam may are tracking the progress. >> reporter: we're right off of bologna avenue, let me show you the huge mess they're dealing with here. all these power lines dripping down into the road. that has caused crews to shut down the tree for now. there's a large tree blocking the roads. even some of the side roads are having problems. tree trimmers just arrived on the scene. a short time ago there was a huge branch that was literally hanging from those wires. they just cut it down so these streets should be opening up pretty soon. >> this was a loud and furious storm. >> reporter: maxine's yard looks like a bomb went off losing a few trees that were 150 feet high. >> oh my god, i couldn't believe it. this one took that one and all the way down. >> reporter: across baltimore county the sound of generators and chain
. he had several credit cards belonging to a woman in the same circle. >>> tonight baltimore city police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old woman found inside the apartment here in charles village. the woman's decomposed body was found at 123 west 29th street south of hopkins university. police are waiting on an autopsy report. >>> a pair of middle river men have died after a head-on crash. friends say the two attended student orientation at the university of charleston and were northbound on interstate 29 when the car crashed the -- crossed the grassy median. tavon frisbee and cameron shields excelled in sports. >> a great earnings great individual, really hard working person. t avon one of the most outgoing kids. really involved in student government, just an awful shame when you lose two kids who could be leaders. it's an awful situation. >> the men in the other cars will lost their lives, 44-year-old steven ranjo of philadelphia and his father who was 88. >>> all right. a few showers primarily in northeastern maryland. for most of the state, including the ballet area
their presence at local theaters. >> i get it. it makes sense to me. >> reporter: baltimore city is county police are saying people heading to the movies should expect to see more officers on patrol. >> just simply a precaution and extra resources. >> reporter: police don't know of threat to local theaters, movie-goers were happy to see the extra security. >> whether it happens for the first time or copycat. >> reporter: this security expert is saying that consumers can do their part. >> if they feel in their guts and observing something that is unusual, they should notify authorities immediately. because the little pieces might say lives. >> reporter: and theaters are making steps to make sure that people feel secure. amc released this statement. >> that is the best thing. people want to go out and enjoy themselves. >> reporter: some movie theaters are doing bag checks. reporting live, monique griego, eyewitness news. >> all right. so, again, here's what we know right now the suspect is 24- year-old james holmes. he had four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition that he purchased on the
. brown stabbed weatherford. >>> tonight baltimore city police are searching for suspects in a stabbing on reisterstown road on monday that backed up traffic during the evening rush hour. the three men were seen next to the 7 eleven in the 5100 block. they crossed the road. one man stabbed a victim repeatedly near the bus stop. the man collapsed when the suv ran over him. paramedics transported the man to a local hospital where he is still listed in critical condition. >>> tonight baltimore police need your help trying to identify this man. he's wanted in connection with a sexual assault. it happened in the 2300 block of aiken street. anyone with information is asked to call the city police department's sex offense unit. 410-396-2076. >>> new tonight, the catholic priest at the center of the landmark sexual abuse coverup in philadelphia was sentenced to six years in prison. he is the highest ranking church member. the lawyers claims he repeatedly told higherups about the abuse but was under strict orders not to remove anyone from the church. >> we welcome that level of interest -- >>> p
floor and spread to the roof. the fire has been ruled accidental. >>> the baltimore city fire department is changing its social media guidelines. alex demetrick from the newsroom, with what is bringing about the change. alex. >> according to our media department, the baltimore sun, they are taking a second look at its rules on social media. fire department says they may soon change their rules on comments. this comes after some firefighters wrote inappropriate, insensitive, or inaccurate information on websites like twitter. some firefighters say policies could hinder their constitutional rights to free speech. the city's police force is also reportedly working on its policy as well. mary? >> sounds like complaints posted on twitter include the city's decision to close three fire companies for budgetary reasons. and the approval of a raise for baltimore's fire chief. >> nationwide outrage. a report finds that top school officials at penn state, including legendary coach joe paterno, covered up child sex abuse by jerry sandusky. joe paterno's family is file fighting back. >> we are here t
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